U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-24-2011, 06:04 PM
 
1,543 posts, read 2,765,570 times
Reputation: 1099

Advertisements

Quote:
Several lorryloads of flowers and bulbs from the Netherlands are being held at the Romanian border. The Romanian authorities say they fear the blooms, seeds and bulbs are contaminated with dangerous bacteria.
Romania blocks entry of Dutch flowers | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Too late or a good move?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-24-2011, 06:11 PM
 
31,371 posts, read 33,851,397 times
Reputation: 14928
Who blooming cares?
















(sorry it was just too easy)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-24-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Maryland
18,591 posts, read 17,496,149 times
Reputation: 6375
Who do the Dutch think they are fooling? Their objections aren't really about corruption but hordes of Romanian Gypsies moving in.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-24-2011, 07:25 PM
 
3,304 posts, read 1,909,330 times
Reputation: 2385
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdwardA View Post
Who do the Dutch think they are fooling? Their objections aren't really about corruption but hordes of Romanian Gypsies moving in.
Uh, yeah. Why would they want hordes of Gypsies moving to their country? I used to live in Germany and I had to deal with the Gypsies. Anyone that has had run in with the Gypsies know that they bring trouble.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Romania
1,461 posts, read 2,187,812 times
Reputation: 871
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdwardA View Post
Who do the Dutch think they are fooling? Their objections aren't really about corruption but hordes of Romanian Gypsies moving in.
Is not this their real reason. They want to mantain the supremacy of Rotterdam as Europe's main commercial port. They fear (and are right) that Constanța will take much of the Rotterdam's traffic in future, as is closer the Middle East and other areas od commercial interest for European producers of goods.

Actually, the Dutch want to buy the port Constanța as condition of giving Romania access in Schengen.


EU postpones decision on Romania, Bulgaria Schengen entry until September


Port of Constanta is of real interest for Dutch partners
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2013, 02:07 PM
 
14,256 posts, read 16,257,123 times
Reputation: 13759
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdwardA View Post
Who do the Dutch think they are fooling? Their objections aren't really about corruption but hordes of Romanian Gypsies moving in.
Yes they are. And the Dutch are right to try to keep them out.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2013, 06:03 PM
 
58,140 posts, read 50,635,357 times
Reputation: 17788
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaggy001 View Post
Yes they are. And the Dutch are right to try to keep them out.
France and Belgium are in the Schengen Area, and there are gypsies there, as well as other places. The Czech Republic and Slovakia are part of the Schengen Area too. Alot of gypsies in those two nations as well. If the idea is to keep gypsies away, it isn't going to work.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2013, 06:10 PM
 
27,321 posts, read 14,055,269 times
Reputation: 12050
Let the Europeans sort of their issues.

I couldn't care less.

Last edited by CaseyB; 05-27-2013 at 05:35 AM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
7,242 posts, read 7,106,113 times
Reputation: 3497
With unemployment high I can understand why western Europeans don't want a mass migration of poor people from the east.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
7,242 posts, read 7,106,113 times
Reputation: 3497
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdwardA View Post
Who do the Dutch think they are fooling? Their objections aren't really about corruption but hordes of Romanian Gypsies moving in.
Ignorant as always. No, the objections aren't about an ethnic minority who make up ~2.5% of Romania's population (https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/ro.html) and instead the complaint is that Romania is the poorest country in the EU so allowing them into the Schengen area would mean several million regular Romanians moving west at a time when unemployment is already high in the west.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top